By Casey Harper
Donald Trump joked that Bernie Sanders needed hernia surgery Monday because he was trying to heftÂ theÂ massive tax hikes that would come with his socialist policies.
Sanders left the campaign trail Monday for the surgery when Trump made the joke, CNN reports.
â€œYou know why?â€ Trump askedÂ the Georgia crowd regarding Sanderâ€™s hernia. â€œCarrying around too much tax problems.â€
Trump went on to warn the crowd that Sanders was intent on skyrocketing taxes. Sanders has proposed several expensive government programs, including free college tuition and expanded Social Security.
â€œBecause heâ€™s gonna tax you,â€ Trump said. â€œHeâ€™s gonna tax you. But letâ€™s not even talk about tax problems â€” he wants to double and triple everyoneâ€™s taxes, wants to bring you up to 90 percent!â€
Sandersâ€™s spokesman Michael Briggs responded with his own clever barb when asked about Trumpâ€™s comments, sayingÂ â€œThereâ€™s not enough time in the day to respond to every dumb thing Donald Trump says.â€
The joke comes just days after Trump insultedÂ a handicapped New York Times reporter, gesticulating wildly on stage to mock the man, who has a disability that impairs the movement of his arms. That joke drew criticism for Trump and became fodder for an attack ad from the former Ohio Governor and current presidential candidate John Kasich.
News broke Sunday that after Trumpâ€™s spat with Fox News host Megyn Kelly, Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes had a few choice words for the candidate.
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